Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 00:12:30 -0500
From: "ESCO automatic digest system" <LISTSERV@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU>
Subject: ESCO Digest - 25 Sep 2006 to 6 Oct 2006 (#2006-31)

There are 2 messages totalling 52 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:
1. Sterilzation
2. ??? for Elliott M.


Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 15:10:42 -0400
From: "charles ruff" <orthodmd@MAC.COM>
Subject: sterilzation

I use a steam autoclave for pliers and a Statim for handpieces and ligature cutters. We used to use a pre bath in sodium nitrite (sic?) which really did a nice job preventing any corrosion or rust. That idea came from Orthotrac when they thought they wanted to be more than just software. It really played havoc with the insides of the autoclave and we discontinued this approach. Our autoclave needs replacement and I'm wondering if I should just buy another Statim or keep going with the autoclave or consider other technology. Thoughts?

charlie ruff

Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 15:06:14 -0400
From: "charles ruff" <orthodmd@MAC.COM>
Subject: ??? for Elliott M.

I recently was able to listen to the recording of your indirect bonding lecture given at the AAO meeting in Las Vegas. Very nice. Congratulations. I used to use Thermocure and switched to Transbond. What I did not like about Thermocure is that after the lab person places the brackets and I fine tune them, I notice occasionally that I can't achieve an ideal bracket position because of a rotated tooth. In a direct bonding situation, I might consider electrosurgery but in indirect I usually grind the bracket pad as much as is reasonable to try and achieve an ideal position. When using Thermocure, the composite sets from the heat of grinding or at least I think it does. So my question is how do you handle rotated teeth with indirect bonding?

Charlie Ruff